Police believe a Maserati sports car acted as the escape vehicle.
High value designer watches have been stolen from a Fraser Hart store on Lower Thames Walk in the Bluewater shopping centre, Kent.
Four thieves used a crowbar to force open the front shutters of the store at 12.30 am on Sunday. Police believe a fifth was waiting in a dark-coloured Maserati in a car park close to House of Fraser.
The burglars wore gloves and concealed their faces with hoods. They have yet to be identified by police.
North Kent Police Sation detective inspector Chris Collier is in charge of the investigation. He said: “We know that four people broke into the store but think a fifth may have been waiting in a dark-coloured Maserati sports car, which was in a car park close to House of Fraser.
“The thieves took care to hide their faces and took bags into the store with them which they filled with the watches.
“We know that there were still some people around at that time of night, visiting the cinema, and would urge anyone who say anything suspicious to get in touch.”
The Bluewater shopping centre is hosting two safety weeks to help promote the security of its guests and employees, the first of which started the day after the Fraser Hart burglary took place. The second week commences next month on August 23.